NADexit: Separation between the Kingly Power and the Rebellious Division

Saved To Serve Pastor Andrew Henriques Download a pdf version of the transcript here. “If God abhors one sin above another, of which His people are guilty, it is doing nothing in More »

What the Bible Really Says About Wine

Scriptural Distinctions of Wine Examinations of Texts, part 1 Examinations of Texts, part 2 Good Wine and Bad Wine Contrasted Use of Wine by Bible Characters Bible Teetotalers The Daniel Diet Sermon: 4×3=7 More »

The Seven Last Plagues, the Wrath of God and Armageddon

The day of God’s vengeance is just upon us. The seal of God will be placed upon the foreheads of those only who sigh and cry for the abominations done in the More »

Sanctified Idols: Christians and Competitive Sports

Christ looks upon a world filled with the din of merchandise and trade, with the dishonesty and scheming of buyers and sellers. In their desire to get gain, men have lost sight More »

Kenya SDA Conference Bans Jeremiah Davis, Calls Him and Other Present Truth Preachers Savage Wolves

Let not any living hand, of minister or layman, be laid upon you with the statement, “You cannot go here, you must not go there; we shall not support you if you More »

Unity on the Ship That Will Go Through

(Repost from August 22, 2014) Early this year the North American Division study committee on women’s ordination released its majority report. The report acknowledged that a literal reading of scripture does not More »

To Meet the Bridegroom

“Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. More »

Jewelry and the Spirit of Jesus

Those who have bracelets, and wear gold and ornaments, had better take these idols from their persons and sell them, even if it should be for much less than they gave for More »

Does God Have a Church on Earth?

Rest assured that God has a church, and that you are to be a colaborer with Him. “I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the More »

Building on Man’s Foundation and Three Great Errors in the Church

Over and over again men have said, “The voice of the conference is the voice of God; therefore everything must be referred to the conference.  The conference must permit or restrict in More »

The Essential Knowledge

Higher education is an experimental knowledge of the plan of salvation, and this knowledge is secured by earnest and diligent study of the Scriptures. Such an education will renew the mind and More »

Jesuits in the SDA Church

“The Bible, the Bible, is the foundation of our faith,” was the cry of Protestants in Luther’s time, while the Catholics cried, “The Fathers, custom, tradition.” The Lord has pronounced a curse More »

Adventists Embracing Homosexuality: The NAD, LGBT and the Lost Gospel

Nicodemus had heard the preaching of John the Baptist concerning repentance and baptism, and pointing the people to One who should baptize with the Holy Spirit. He himself had felt that there More »

LGBT Accepted As Members And Pastors By NAD, Lake Union Conference, Andrews University

Download the Transcript of the Video Response Download the Twenty-one Page Seminary Position Statement UPDATED 10/16/2015 “On Friday, October 9, 2015, the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary on the campus of Andrews University voted More »

The Gospel of Glorifying God: Eating as Worship

You need clear, energetic minds, in order to appreciate the exalted character of the truth, to value the atonement, and to place the right estimate upon eternal things. If you pursue a More »


Victory Over Sin Requires Effort

This article is based on Matthew 25:13-30.

The Lord has a great work to be done, and He will bequeath the most in the future life to those who do the most faithful, willing service in the present life. The Lord chooses His own agents, and each day under different circumstances He gives them a trial in His plan of operation. In each true-hearted endeavor to work out His plan, He chooses His agents not because they are perfect but because, through a connection with Him, they may gain perfection.

God will accept only those who are determined to aim high. He places every human agent under obligation to do his best. Moral perfection is required of all. Never should we lower the standard of righteousness in order to accommodate inherited or cultivated tendencies to wrong-doing. We need to understand that imperfection of character is sin. All righteous attributes of character dwell in God as a perfect, harmonious whole, and every one who receives Christ as a personal Saviour is privileged to possess these attributes.

And those who would be workers together with God must strive for perfection of every organ of the body and quality of the mind. True education is the preparation of the physical, mental, and moral powers for the performance of every duty; it is the training of body, mind, and soul for divine service. This is the education that will endure unto eternal life.

Of every Christian the Lord requires growth in efficiency and capability in every line. Christ has paid us our wages, even His own blood and suffering, to secure our willing service. He came to our world to give us an example of how we should work, and what spirit we should bring into our labor. He desires us to study how we can best advance His work and glorify His name in the world, crowning with honor, with the greatest love and devotion, the Father who “so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16.

But Christ has given us no assurance that to attain perfection of character is an easy matter. A noble, all-round character is not inherited. It does not come to us by accident. A noble character is earned by individual effort through the merits and grace of Christ. God gives the talents, the powers of the mind; we form the character. It is formed by hard, stern battles with self. Conflict after conflict must be waged against hereditary tendencies. We shall have to criticize ourselves closely, and allow not one unfavorable trait to remain uncorrected.